October 19, 20, 21, 25, 26 & 27 • 7:30pm
October 22, 23 & 30 • 2:00pm
October 22 & 29 • 8:00pm
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante
Musical Direction by Meg Zervoulis
Conductor and Musical Supervision by Gregory Dlugos
Directed by Clay James
Alexander Kasser Theater
A co-production by the John J. Cali School of Music and the Department of Theatre and Dance
This singular sensation, Winner of nine Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, A Chorus Line is the longest-running American Broadway musical ever. For 17 dancers, their audition for a new Broadway musical is the one opportunity to do what they've always dreamed—to have the chance to dance. This is A Chorus Line, the musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line.
According to director Clay James: “A Chorus Line represents a great learning experience for all students involved. We have a fast, four-week rehearsal period. The show is being presented without an intermission, and without edits. It can be a grueling process, but the work we’re putting in (including a Master-class via Skype with Pricilla Lopez, who originated the role of Diana on Broadway) will result in a great show, I hope folks enjoy it.”
This production of A Chorus Line is the opening musical theatre production of the season, and marks the first time in over 10 years that a musical theatre production has taken place in MSU’s grand Memorial Auditorium.